Rams defeat Patriots 24-3 while Akers goes crazy
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – — With newbie Cam Akers going out of control for the Rams and his protective partners altogether smothering the Patriots, Los Angeles got a small proportion of compensation for its Super Bowl shame two years prior.
These Rams even looked adequate to battle for an opportunity at some genuine Super Bowl reclamation later this season.
Akers scrambled for 171 yards in a breakout execution, Kenny Young restored an interference 79 yards for a score, and the Rams secured their fourth consecutive winning season with a 24-3 triumph over the New England Patriots on Thursday night.
Jared Goff scrambled for a score and tossed a TD pass to Cooper Kupp as the NFC West-driving Rams (9-4) moved to an uneven triumph in a rematch of their 13-3 Super Bowl misfortune in February 2019.
“We have a great deal of regard for them, however, it’s an entirely unexpected year,” Rams mentor Sean McVay said.
While the Rams’ offense looked sharp, their safeguard pushed the Patriots (6-7) unsafely near disorder. New England oversaw just 220 all-out yards — only 62 in the second half with a progression of illegitimate drives.
Cam Newton went 9 of 16 for 119 yards and got sacked multiple times before the 2015 NFL MVP was substituted by Jarrett Stidham for the last three arrangements in the final quarter.
Five days after the Patriots scored 45 focuses at SoFi Stadium against the Chargers, New England jeopardized its push for a twelfth straight season finisher compartment with just its second misfortune in six games.
When inquired as to whether he expected to begin one week from now, Newton answered: “That is not my call.”
Bill Belichick soaked the justifiable hypothesis minutes after the fact: “Cam is our quarterback.”
The Rams got a magnificent game from Akers, the second-round draft choose from Florida State who has held onto a significant part in their offense throughout the most recent three weeks.
“We realized they had an incredible running match-up, that they out physical-ed individuals, and we thought about that literally,” said Rams protective tackle Michael Brockers, who had two sacks.
New England again battled to move the ball through the air, and Newton tossed his first pick-six of the period to Young, who likewise had a sack and driven the Rams with eight handles. Stidham went 5 of 7 and got sacked twice after taking over from the get-go in the final quarter.
Kupp’s 2-yard TD get late in the second from last quarter covered a prevailing 16-play, 90-yard drive by the Rams that included two fourth-down transformations.
The Rams will have four back to back winning records under McVay, something the establishment hadn’t done since 1983-86 with Eric Dickerson and mentor John Robinson. Los Angeles still hasn’t secured McVay’s third season finisher spot, however, his group will sit on the division with three games to play.
Los Angeles likewise improved to 33-0 with a halftime lead under McVay.
Loyalists: S Adrian Phillips harmed his hand sooner or later close to halftime, however, he returned in the subsequent half. … RB Damien Harris left the field cautiously in the final quarter.
Rams: K Matt Gay played and didn’t miss a kick despite a shoulder injury.